Since its start in 2015,
The Children's Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) at Dell Children's Fashion Show has become a highlight of the year for our models.
Why is this special? Because each model is a patient of the CBCC and a member of the clinic's teen support group, the Hungry Bunch. These boys and girls are pampered with professional hair and makeup services, new fashion from boutiques around Austin, a spotlight on the runway, an exclusive photo shoot before the show, and a loaded swag bag. Most importantly, they forget for a moment the cancer or illness they're battling through as they gain a vital boost of confidence.
This event is an empowering fundraiser with 100% of ticket sales going directly back to the Hungry Bunch which provides monthly uplifting activities for the teens. Guests have the privilege of seeing exactly who their donation impacts while enjoying food, cocktails, a photo booth, pop-up shops, kids' activities and, of course, the feature fashion show.
It began with a need.
After volunteering with the clinic and at Hungry Bunch events, founder Aysa Province saw the impact the CBCC Prom had on the kids. Getting their hair and makeup done and dressing up for a special event made them feel amazing, and they deserved to feel that way more often. Aysa combined her experience in the fashion industry with her passion for giving back and created the 1st ever Dell Children’s CBCC Fashion Show.
The fashion show has become an amazing opportunity for the Austin community to truly see the impact of their donation while having a fun evening out. For the teens, it’s a magical day and much needed reminder that they’re Beautifully Loved.
beautifully loved is a non-profit that began because of the success of this fashion show in creating confidence for patients of chronic illness.
“Being diagnosed from a young age with a blood disorder has millions of negative side effects. You know the fatigue, frequent hospital visits and the big 'ole looming threat of death, but shining through that storm was the CCBC Fashion Show orchestrated by Beautifully Loved. That was the one upside, meeting friends who are going through the exact same things as you and getting dressed up to strut your stuff. Joining this Fashion show group as a model about 3 years ago was exciting, nerve wrecking but most of all highly anticipating. When I was first told about this I was only partially interested, however, the more I understood the cause, purpose, and goals of Beautifully Loved, the more enthralled I became.
It hasn't been easy getting to the place I currently find myself in, to this day. I've seen growth, determination and I've found how to overcome all of the difficulties that accompany life. I learned how to do that with this beautiful group. These people have taught me more than any book, teacher or lecture. There's beauty in life and hope in our worst moments.”
— gABRIELA c.
“The photoshoot alone is a fabulous day for my daughter. Getting her hair and makeup done and then posing for photos just makes her light up. On the day of the fashion show, she really shines. She’s normally a shy young lady, but on that day she comes out of her shell and has such a great time. Beautifully Loved is an amazing organization!”
— Kelly C.
“Beautifully Loved is sooo amazing!! My daughter did the fashion show last year and she was in heaven!!! From the professional makeup and hair to the photo shoot, fun clothes and walking the runway, she loved every minute! It really does help her feel beautiful and loved! Can’t say enough good things about this organization! I will forever be grateful for them and for how they help make my daughter feel!”